Dr. Richard Gutknecht, MD

Dr. Richard Gutknecht, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology  ·  
Male  ·  
70 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Richard Gutknecht, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Independence, MO. He specializes in obstetrics & gynecology and surgery.Read his story

Independence Women's Clinic

19550 E 39th St S Ste 300

Independence, MO 64057
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Cenpatico Behavioral Health
  • Cigna
  • CompCare
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Family Health Partners
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Freedom Health
  • HCA Midwest Comp Care

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Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
very high
more than 86% of peers
Pregnancy Test
more than 87% of peers
more than 80% of peers

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Dr. Gutknecht's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gutknecht "Dr. Gutknecht joined Independence Women's Clinic in 1978. He grew up in Alamogordo, N. M. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico in 1970 and his medical degree from the University of New Mexico in 1974. Dr. Gutknecht completed his residency at Truman Medical Center-West in 1978 and was named Resident of the Year in 1978. He also was an instructor for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Truman Medical Center from 1974 to 1978. Dr. Gutknecht is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG). He is a member of the American Medical Association, Missouri State Medical Society, Metropolitan Medical Society, and the Kansas City Gynecology Society. Dr. Gutknecht enjoys traveling and photography."
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2  Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*

49  Conditions Treated

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29  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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  • University of New Mexico / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Truman Medical Center-East
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Richard Gutknecht, MD
He is a kind person and I love the new smiling picture he is using now. I was only his baby sitter many many years ago - now am a patient in a home hospice and he has responded to my phone calls and also sent a beautiful card to cheer me up. Thank you, Dr. Rick. Sending you a hug - Velta Beimanis
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Omaha, NE – Jan 26, 2017
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I have been a patient of Dr.Gutknecht for many years. He was with me through all of my pregnancies. There is no one I would trust more! Plus his nurse Nancy is the absolute best!
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mommy3 in Independence, MO – Nov 12, 2016
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